Ancient Celtic Halloween | Samhain | Halloween Around the World

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Around the World With Mrs C
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8th - 10th, Homeschool
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This product introduces student to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. With this product students will learn some of the ancient customs, the festival's purpose, and how modern Halloween celebrations can trace it's characteristics to Samhain. Students will then explore two of the scariest legends in Celtic tradition- banshees and The Dullahan (the FIRST headless horseman).


  • PP presentation over the festival and it's modern connections
  • 2 PDF handouts for students to explore each legend
  • 2 quickwrite prompts for each legend

This is a fun stand alone study for Halloween or you could connect The Dullahan to other studies such as The Legend of Sleepy Hallow!

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Thank you so much! This resource has great background information that I could share with my students, and I like that I could give them a choice of which mythological creature to read about!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.


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